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The Rebirth of the Zombie: Tasting the legend for the first time
Kon-Hemsby
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2008-08-06 05:33 am   Permalink

Bump. Just read this again and it's fantastic. A real purists delight.

I'm still working my way to the perfect Zombie and this is real inspiration.

Mahalo
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martiki
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Posted: 2008-08-07 09:42 am   Permalink

Cheers!

More hot wet zombie action can be found here:

http://www.tikioasis.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_3&products_id=4


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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 913
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2008-08-09 11:35 am   Permalink

Just saw this post, man, i wish i could have been there that night. I have heard stories of his collection, and glad most of it survived after Katrina. Your palette got to time travel that night, what a treat! Good luck with your symposium at Oasis!
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CincyTikiCraig
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
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From: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Posted: 2009-08-18 10:19 am   Permalink

I wanted to bump this thread and ask a question of my fellow TCers.

Firstly, what an great opportunity this must have been, to literally taste a piece of living history! This story has encouraged me to redouble my efforts to mix the best and most authentic Zombies that I possibly can in my home bar. Martiki noted that the Lowndes Jamaican Rum, which was used in the original 1934 DTB Zombie, was similar to Appleton Extra 12 year. He also noted that the dark Puerto Rican rums as used in the 1934 original are now an uncommon item. This lead me to think about Ron del Barrilito Two Star & Three Star, which are (IMHO) the best rums currently made in PR. As nobody sells Barrilito in these parts I am going to have to order it on the web, so I was wondering if anyone might have an opinion as to how one of these rums ( likely the Three Star, which is aged 6-10 years vs the Two Star's three years of age) would work in a 1934 Zombie, along with Appleton Extra 12 Year and Lemon Hart 151 as the primary ingredients?




I would appreciate any opinions that you might have.

Mahalo,

Craig


 
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hiwattowner
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Joined: Apr 06, 2008
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From: Near Boston, MA
Posted: 2009-08-18 11:13 am   Permalink

I think the Ron del Barrilito rums are really nice. I worked my way through a bottle of the Three Star in 1934 Zombies and other recipes and am now working through a bottle of the Two Star. They both work well, but the Three Star is clearly a better / more expensive rum. When I get done with the Two Star I will spring next time for the Three Star. I've been on and off again alternating the Ron del Barrilito with some Cruzan (per the Beachbum's suggestions about Virgin Islands versus PR rums).

Like you, for my 1934 Zombies I used Appleton Extra or V/X and Lemon Hart.

I'd have no hesitation though using the Ron del Barrilito instead of Cruzan. I think the Barrilito is clearly in a differnt league from "normal" Bacardi (I have never tried the Bacardi 8 ).

I picked up my Barrilito Three Star on a trip to Puerto Rico in the airport duty free. The Two Star was purchased in the Boston area at Martignetti's in Brighton. I can't remember if they carry both of the types.


 
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CincyTikiCraig
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From: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Posted: 2009-08-18 7:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the quick reply Hiwattowner! I suspected that Barrilito 3 Star would make a great Zombie. I just ordered some on the 'net.

Just for kicks and giggles, anyone ever use Bacardi 8 in a Zombie (or anything else)? I've heard that the '8' is a cut above the average Bacardi product. True?

Mahalo,

Craig


 
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Rum Balls
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2009-08-19 08:41 am   Permalink

Haven't used Bacardi 8 in a Zombie, but I will agree that the "8" IS one of Bacardi's better products.
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2010-05-02 09:59 am   Permalink

Yeah, I know I'm ugly...I said to a bartender, 'Make me a zombie.' He said 'God beat me to it.'
- Rodney Dangerfield


 
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